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The DC Code: § 42-701 Words of inheritance unnecessary.

Index42 Real Property. (Refs & Annos)

No words of inheritance shall be necessary in a deed or will to create a fee simple estate; but every conveyance or devise of real estate shall be construed and held to pass a fee simple estate or other entire estate of the grantor or testator, unless a contrary intention shall appear by express terms or be necessarily implied therein.

Historical and Statutory

Prior Codifications 1981 Ed., § 45-401. 1973 Ed., § 45-201. DC CODE § 42-701 Current through December 11, 2012


(Mar. 3, 1901, 31 Stat. 1268, ch. 854, § 502.)